An indigenous woman exhibited in 19th-Century Europe as the “world’s ugliest woman” has been buried in her native Mexico some 150 years after her death. Julia Pastrana, who suffered from a genetic condition that covered her face in hair, performed in circuses as a freak of nature.
After she died in 1860, her American husband toured with her embalmed body, which ended up in Norway. Her remains were returned this week for a proper burial, after a long campaign. People flocked to the town of Sinaloa de Leyva where Julia Pastrana was laid to rest in a white coffin adorned with white roses.
“Imagine the aggression and cruelty of humankind she had to face, and how she overcame it. It’s a very dignified story,” said Sinaloa Governor Mario Lopez.
“A human being should not be the object of anyone,” Father Jaime Reyes Retana told mourners….Another picture of her when you continue.